Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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Not Just a Side Gig: How I Found My Place in Theater at Rochester
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Debate Union: More Than Just an Extracurricular
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Research in the Humanities: Uncovering a World of Possibilities
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How the Dual Degree at Eastman Program Provides Stability and Variety
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From Senior to Alumna
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A Message from our Financial Aid Director
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My Humanities Journey
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EarthFest 2019 at UR
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What is Imposter Syndrome?
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IB vs. UR

Not Just a Side Gig: How I Found My Place in Theater at Rochester

by Olivia Banc, theater & film major, psychology minor, computer science cluster  When I was starting out in my college search, I had big plans to double major in English and theater. I originally chose English so that I could study something “practical” on my road to law school, and theater so that I could have[…]

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Debate Union: More Than Just an Extracurricular

We offer two styles of debate in the University of Rochester Debate Union (URDU): British Parliament (BP) and Policy. The main difference is that policy debate offers the opportunity to prepare in advance, while in BP, you’re only given 15 minutes to prepare once the motion (topic to debate) is announced. We also have a[…]

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Research in the Humanities: Uncovering a World of Possibilities

by Emily Tworek, Class of 2020 When you think of research, what do you picture? People in white lab coats? Chemical reactions and poster presentations? While that’s part of the research students can do at Rochester, there’s another world of research opportunities available for students interested in the social sciences and the humanities. I sat[…]

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How the Dual Degree at Eastman Program Provides Stability and Variety

by Anna Lenhert, Class of 2017 The Dual Degree at Eastman (DDE) program allowed me to follow my curiosity, and by doing so enriched my education and broadened my career opportunities.  A lot of career advice will say that you should follow your passion. But if you don’t know what you’re passionate about yet, where[…]

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From Senior to Alumna

by Rochelle Sun, Class of 2019 I still remember the blend of anxiety and excitement that I felt four years ago, sitting in the middle of the Eastman Quadrangle as convocation began, surrounded by a sea of unfamiliar faces that I would eventually come to know as my peers. That day, if you would have[…]

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A Message from our Financial Aid Director

Hello! As we send award letters to admitted first-year students for Fall 2019, we begin the third year of “Early FAFSA” and “Prior-Prior Year” income being reported, meaning 2017 income tax returns for this filing cycle. So far, the process has been fairly smooth, especially for those families who are able to use the IRS[…]

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My Humanities Journey

by Emily Tworek, Class of 2020 Hi everyone! My name is Emily Tworek, and I’m a rising senior at the University of Rochester studying English, theatre, and business, with a minor in Spanish and certificate in literary translation studies. Whew, that was a mouthful. I’m originally from Edinboro, Pennsylvania, which is just south of Erie.[…]

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EarthFest 2019 at UR

EarthFest is an annual event at Rochester held by the student group Grassroots in honor of Earth Day. What happens each year varies, but the activities are always centered around raising awareness of environmental issues. This year, there were live birds of prey (gasp), succulent and travel mug giveaways, campus environmental groups tabling, and Grassroots’[…]

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What is Imposter Syndrome?

I first heard of the phrase “Imposter Syndrome” in the fall of my junior year. I was sitting in the office of Brynn Wilkins, my undergraduate computer science coordinator, feeling extremely stupid and incompetent. I fell into the trap that many other college students have also fallen into, convinced that I was not intelligent and[…]

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IB vs. UR

In light of IB testing season, I thought I’d write an article for you fellow IB students out there to talk about how the International Baccalaureate program is similar to the University of Rochester. I remember my time as an IB student and being nervous about how college would compare. Rest assured, being in IB,[…]

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